Contact: Melanie H. Rapp, DNREC Public Affairs, 302-739-9902.
DNREC now accepting grant proposals through Aug. 29
for community water quality improvement projects
Informational workshop set for Aug. 7
DOVER (July 30, 2013) – The Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control’s Division of Watershed Stewardship is now accepting proposals for community water quality improvement projects. State or municipal governments, agencies or programs, non-profit organizations, educational institutions, community organizations, and homeowner associations in Delaware are encouraged to apply. Proposals must be received by 4:30 p.m. August 29.
The Community Water Quality Improvement Grant assists in implementing projects or programs that improve water quality in designated impaired watersheds, consistent with specific plans developed for watershed improvements. Programs and projects selected will demonstrate innovative and sustainable methods, techniques, and/or practices for water quality improvements, with cost effective and measurable results.
An informational grant workshop will be held 9 – 11 a.m., August 7 at the Delaware National Estuarine Research Reserve (DNERR), St. Jones Center for Estuarine Studies, 818 Kitts Hummock Rd., Dover, DE 19901. Pre-register, now extended through Aug. 6, by contacting Sharon Webb, Nonpoint Source Pollution Program, Division of Watershed Stewardship at 302-739-9922.
Applicants may submit up to two project proposals per grant cycle. Preference is given to projects involving cooperative partnerships and sponsors without a dedicated source of funds for repayment of Clean Water State Revolving Fund loans.
Projects will be recommended for funding by the Delaware Water Infrastructure Advisory Council through a competitive grant process. Funding for projects receiving an award in this grant cycle is anticipated to range from $25,000 minimum to $150,000 maximum.
Project guidelines and the application can be found online at the Financial Assistance Branch page.
Proposals must be submitted by email to Sharon.Webb@state.de.us (Subject: Community Water Quality Improvement Grant). Proposals submitted by email must be less than 10 MB.
For more information contact Sharon Webb, Nonpoint Source Pollution Program, at 302-739-9922.
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